Student mental health charity role for Bath Spa University vice-chancellor

January 6, 2021
Student mental health charity role for Bath Spa University vice-chancellor

Bath Spa University vice-chancellor Professor Sue Rigby has been appointed as chair of the trustee board of UK student mental health charity Student Minds. The charity works with students, service users, professionals and academics to develop new and innovative ways to improve the mental health of students.  Prof Rigby, pictured, joined the board last September...

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Commercial law expert joins Battens’ Bath office as demand for post-Covid advice grows

January 6, 2021
Commercial law expert joins Battens’ Bath office as demand for post-Covid advice grows

South West law firm Battens Solicitors has appointed Patrick Mears as head of commercial property in its Bath office. Patrick, pictured, is known for his considerable expertise in commercial law and has serviced the Bath market for many years.  Yeovil-headquartered Battens, which also has offices in Sherborne, Castle Cary, Dorchester, Wareham and London, said...

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Pearson May Financial Update: Are big changes afoot for Capital Gains Tax?

January 6, 2021
Pearson May Financial Update: Are big changes afoot for Capital Gains Tax?

Significant changes to Capital Gains Tax could be in the pipeline this spring following a report from the Office for Tax Simplification (OTS), writes Pearson May partner Jacqui Bowden. Chancellor Rishi Sunak commissioned the report back in July 2020, asking the OTS to consider the scope of the tax and the rates which apply,...

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Experienced property development lawyer joins Royds Withy King to lead its London real estate team

January 5, 2021
Experienced property development lawyer joins Royds Withy King to lead its London real estate team

Bath-headquartered law firm Royds Withy King has appointed specialist real estate development lawyer David Paxton as a partner and head of the real estate team in its London office. David, pictured, has joined from the London office of international law firm Charles Russell Speechlys, where he was a partner for just over two years. ...

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New ‘body blow’ for Bath businesses as UK enters third national lockdown

January 5, 2021
New ‘body blow’ for Bath businesses as UK enters third national lockdown

The latest lockdown will be another “body blow” to Bath firms, coming after the uncertainty caused by Brexit and lost trade in the run-up to Christmas, the region’s biggest business group has warned. Business West, which runs Bath Chamber of Commerce, said firms that had survived so far with Covid-related support from the government...

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Pair of new non-exec directors strengthens pharma group Vectura’s board

January 4, 2021
Pair of new non-exec directors strengthens pharma group Vectura’s board

Specialist pharmaceutical firm Vectura has boosted its board with the appointment of two new independent non-executive directors. Jeanne Hecht and Jeanne Thoma took up their roles at the Chippenham-based firm, which develops inhalable dry-powder drugs that treat lung conditions such as asthma, emphysema and chronic bronchitis, on December 31.  Jeanne Hecht was most recently...

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